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Global Health Community Special Event

October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer Flier

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer FlierPhysician. Advocate. Humanitarian. Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, was these things and more. Join friends from across the institution for a special event examining Dr. Farmer’s life, legacy, and impact on health disparities around the world.

Led by U-M colleagues who knew, worked with and learned from Dr. Farmer, our discussion will be interspersed with clips of the documentary Bending the Arc, which details the history of Partners in Health https://www.pih.org/) from its founding in Haiti through its later work in Peru and Rwanda. Panelists will discuss how they came to know Dr. Farmer, lessons learned from him, and his outsized influence on the work in their fields.


John Ayanian, MD, MPP (https://ihpi.umich.edu/director-john-z-ayanian-md-mpp)
Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy
Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
College classmate, medical school contemporary and lifelong friend of Dr. Farmer

Michele Heisler, MD, MPP (https://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/heisler-michele.html)
Professor of Internal Medicine Health Behavior and Health Education Medical
Director, Physicians for Human Rights
Former Student and mentee of Dr. Farmer

V Koski-Karrell, MPH
MD/PhD Anthropology Candidate, U-M Medical School
Former Partners in Health Research Assistant and mentee of Dr. Farmer

School of Nursing Clinical Instructor Megan Eagle, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, (https://nursing.umich.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/megan-j-eagle) will moderate.

About Dr. Farmer:

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, was Kolokotrones university professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health, where he pioneered community-based treatment strategies that demonstrated the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings.

About Bending the Arc:

Released in 2017, the full-length documentary (https://bendingthearcfilm.com/) tells the story Dr. Farmer and his Partners in Health co-founders, Yong Kim and Ophelia Dahl, and the groundbreaking global health movement they established. The film is available to stream via Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80170312) and is also available to U-M community members to stream on demand via the University of Michigan library (requires U-M authentication): https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/bending-the-arc.


This event will be hosted in person at the U-M School of Nursing 426 NIB, Room 2250 with virtual access to live streaming. Please register below and indicate if you will join us in-person or virtually.

REGISTER: https://forms.gle/Un3Tat2zXw9h74yq6

Questions? Contact: Global Health Film Series Organizing Committee ghfilmseries@umich.edu

Sponsored by:
U-M School of Nursing, U-M School of Public Health, U-M Center for Global Health Equity, U-M Taubman Health Sciences Library

Co-sponsored by:
U-M African Studies Center
U-M Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center
U-M International Institute
Partners in Health Engage at the University of Michigan


School of Nursing – 2250
426 N Ingalls St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States
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